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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: Plastic Ingenuity November 10, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Does your company use automation? >>

Our analytical approach to thermforming allows us to design custom plastic packaging that optimizes your process and solves your problems.

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Making thermoformed packaging out of paper >>

Plastic Ingenuity has recognized pulp as an alternative to petroleum based packaging due to its ability to maintain part integrity while incorporating up to 100% recycled materials into the process.

Plastic Ingenuity

High heat deflection PLA material >>

Custom thermoformer, Plastic Ingenuity, has developed a proprietary process improvement that significantly increases the heat deflection temperature in PLA material.

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New rapid prototyping technology for custom thermoformed packaging >>

White paper from Plastic Ingenuity describes fused deposition modeling technology that provides 3D prototypes that are of much higher quality and more durable than molds created from traditional rapid prototype machines.

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Looking For stock food packaging? >>

We strive to give our customers food packaging solutions that distance them from the competition, while also enhancing brand equity and delivering on their vision. All of our custom thermoformed packaging is designed to provide superior sealing, freshness, and clarity.

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Twist-out blister for fishing line is a first

A revolutionary new fishing line gets a paperboard/plastic package that is equally original and is believed to be the first twist-off blister package ever. The unique blister twists back onto the paperboard portion of the pack after use to allow fishermen to store the remaining product.

Gluten becomes next victim of perception

FDA is working so hard to set up its rules related to gluten-free labeling based on the science, and meanwhile big swaths of the public are off and running on a gluten-free tear, seeking to avoid gluten when there is no medical need to do so.

Rectangular pack is a good fit for allograft tissue

Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries.

Nuts seem fresher in clear container

A new see-through PET container for Fisher Nuts provides more sustainability, as well as a greater perception of freshness than former composite can packaging.

Package design inspiration bursts from 'Big Book'

Bright orange and bursting with 384 full-color pages of package designs, The Big Book of Packaging from Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, celebrates some of the most compelling global packaging innovations introduced over the last several years.

Featured Video
For brand impact, 'less is more'
Ronald deVlam, CEO and global managing partner for brand strategy and design firm Webb deVlam, examines how the concept of "less is more," coined by architect Mies van der Rohe, can be effectively expressed in brand packaging.

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MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference

Showcasing the latest equipment and technology innovations for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, the expo will include over 500 exhibits and an educational conference. February 6 - 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Upcoming Events:

Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack_Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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